Government Fleet News

Video Tip: Safety Near Bicyclists

Here's some advice, provided by AAA and the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, to help motorists share the road safely with cyclists.

Photo courtesy of City of Santa Clara.

City Adds Custom Tap Water Truck for Public Outreach

The City of Santa Clara, Calif., unveiled a custom-built tap water distribution truck used as a public outreach tool and to deliver water to areas where water has been shut off.

Graph courtesy of UtilimarcUtility industry wage distribution.

Utility and Municipal Technician Wages Compared

The results from Utilimarc showed a more spread out wage distribution among fleet technicians in the municipal industry but a higher wage floor/ceiling for technicians in the utility industry.

Photo of GMC Sierra HD AllTerrain crew cab courtesy of GM.

GMC Sierra HD Adds Steering Assist, Gooseneck Trailering

The GMC Sierra HD pickup will add several features for 2016, including active steering assist and a new gooseneck trailering package, according to General Motors.

Photo courtesy of VCU Parking and Transportation.

VCU Adds Propane Autogas Shuttles

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has added bi-fuel propane autogas systems to seven shuttle buses in its 10-vehicle RamSafe fleet, the university's Parking and Transportation division announced.

NGV Conference Details Announced

Organizers of the North American NGV Conference and Expo have released details about the conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 15-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

L.A. County Supervisor Vehicle Use Questioned

The Los Angeles County supervisors have been washing their take-home cars up to three times a week despite a crippling California drought, and one supervisor has been using two vehicles, according to several media reports.

Photo of Birmingham PD Chevrolet Caprice via YouTube.

City's Fuel Savings Allocated for Police, Fire Vehicles

The City of Birmingham (Ala.) will spend $1.9 million to purchase new police and fire vehicles with funds netted from a surplus created because fuel costs were substantially lower than projected.

NAFA Chapter Launches Sustainability Award

The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter announced its first annual chapter Sustainability Award. The award recognizes fleets operating within the chapter area that are addressing sustainability. The application deadline is Sept. 8.

Photo courtesy of Evergreen CNG Systems.

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

Chevin Touts Advanced Software Integration

Advanced levels of integration with all kinds of systems are helping to power continued success at fleet software system provider Chevin Fleet Solutions, according to the company.

Photo by Kareem Girgis.

Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.

Ulster County's green fleet policy will have the county buying additional green vehicles, including electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Ford

N.Y. County Approves Policy to Reach 5% Green Vehicles

The Ulster County, N.Y., legislature approved a green fleet policy on Aug. 18 that aims to reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions and improve vehicle fuel efficiency. The county’s goal is to ensure that 5% of the fleet by 2020 are “green” vehicles.

Photo of 2016 Tahoe PPV courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Top Choice for K-9 Units

The Chevrolet Tahoe PPV has become a popular police vehicle used by K-9 units due to its roomy interior and rear climate control system, according to General Motors.

Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.

Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.

Ga. County Opens New Fleet Facility

Glynn County, Ga., opened a new fleet facility earlier this month, replacing a fire-damaged building that was at least 50 years old.

Photo via Wikipedia.

EV, Hybrid Interest Flat for 3 Years

A new Harris Poll has found that U.S. customer interest in battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and gasoline-electric vehicles has largely remained unchanged since 2013.

Screen capture of I-96 and I-696 corridor obtained from Michigan.gov site.

Michigan DOT Testing 'Smart' Roads

A 20-mile stretch of Michigan's interstate 96 and I-696 has been equipped with cameras and monitors to test the Department of Transportation's (MDOT) connected-corridor initiative, reported the Detroit News.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

USPS to Rent Cargo Vans to Fill Delivery Gaps

The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.

Photo courtesy of Rotary Lift

Rotary Lifts Now Available Through NJPA

Rotary Lift’s vehicle lifts are now available through the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) purchasing cooperative, allowing government fleets to streamline the buying process and efficiently outfit their maintenance facilities.

Diesel Prices Drop as Oil Hits 6-Year Lows

Amidst some of the lowest crude oil prices since 2009, the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued its more than 2-month streak of price drops.

IronPlanet Holds Heavy Equipment, Military Surplus Auctions

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, will conduct late summer auctions across its online marketplaces from August 26 to August 28.

Texas Fleet Manager Fired Amid Grievance Claim

The City of Odessa (Tex.) has fired its fleet manager after shop technicians claimed he was abusive to seasoned employees, reports the Odessa American.

Photo of WHA van courtesy of Enterprise Fleet Management.

Housing Authority's Lease Deal Reduces Maintenance Costs

The Wilmington (Del.) Housing Authority has turned to Enterprise Fleet Management for leased vehicles to reduce operational costs by more than $25,000 per year, the fleet management company has announced.

GSA Continues Partnership with Fleet Management Solutions

The General Services Administration (GSA) has extended its contract with Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), a division of GPS software developer Teletrac, for five more years.

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